Ogu Gears Up For Monarch’s Coronation Thanksgiving
Arrangements are in top gear for the coronation anniversary and thanksgiving service of the Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom, His Majesty King Nicholas Dickson Ibiebele Nimenibo, Loko IX.
According to a press statement from the palace of the monarch, the four-day celebration will start with a masquerade display on December 19, 2019 at the Ogu Civic Arena while a cultural procession (Igira Mangi) has been slated for December 20, 2019 in the morning while a novelty football match between the Chiefs and Girls will take place at the Ogu Mini Stadium later in the day.
The statement also indicates that on December 21, 2019, there will be a boat regatta in the morning and a wrestling competition thereafter at the palace of the Amanyanabo of Ogu.
The grand finale of the celebration comes up on December 22, 2019 with a thanksgiving service at St. Martins Anglican Church, Ogu, in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area.
It also stated that dignitaries from all works of life including government functionaries, traditional rulers among others are expected to grace the occasion.
Meanwhile, the on-going maiden visit of the Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom, His Majesty, King Nicholas Dickson Ibiebele Nimenibo Loko IX to the various War-Canoe Houses in the Kingdom will take place today, December 18, 2019 with a visit to Kurukuru Group of Houses.
The Vortex correspondent gathered that the visit is an initiative of the king to interact with the chiefs and people of the various compounds (Polos) within the Group of Houses to get first hand information on their challenges, progress and a way forward to move the kingdom to a more enviable height in the state.
The Chiefs and people of Abaji, Etem, Igio, Dabipi, Okwodu, Igio, Kalaiyo, Iyama, Ogbiki and Kurukuru Polos (compounds) that made up the Kurukuru group are expected to file out in their numbers to give their king a rousing welcome.